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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 92-95

Breaking the survival barriers: A case of stage IV carcinoma ovary with brain metastasis

Department of Radiotherapy and Oncology, IGMC, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

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Shabnum Thakur
Department of Radiotherapy and Oncology, IGMC, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/ccij.ccij_19_20

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The case report ascribed a patient of Stage IV carcinoma ovary papillary serous cell carcinoma, who has survived this disease for past 8 years. The patient was treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy and cytoreductive surgery followed by adjuvant chemotherapy. The patient remained disease free for 1 year thereafter, developed biochemical relapse.. However, for past 8 years, the patient never achieved a complete remission and despite developing progressive disease, responded substantially to the treatment given and is leading her normal life with minimal imperilment. The patient's long-term survival may be attributed to the favorable responses to the treatment received. The management of ovarian cancer is most impressive when tailored to the individual needs of the patient, maximizing its virtue and prolonging the patient's survival rate. The present case may permit pragmatic acumen into the clinical management of Stage IV ovarian cancer.

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